Top 10 Richest Cricketers in 2013

| April 28, 2013

The game of cricket is witnessing fast expansion as it is now played in almost all the continents of the world. It is not only a source of acquiring fame and popularity, but also of earning great sum of money. Particularly after the introduction of new format, T20, the game of cricket has been more commercialized and big investors tend to invest their money in this game. The premier leagues at different national levels have proven to be a great platform not only for the promotion of cricket but also for making huge wealth. Moreover, the players of cricket also find wide range of opportunities to earn huge money off the field, such as in advertisement and television shows. Therefore, it is generally observed that cricket has made a vast number of players very rich in very short span of time. Following is the list of top 10 richest cricketers in 2013 based on their recent performances and popularity among the people which helped them in great deal to attract the big investors to offer them huge sums of money.

10. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

This emerging new star of Indian cricket has shown great skills of precision and consistency which has helped him earn fame and popularity in no time. Today, Kohli is among the richest players of cricket as many advertisement agencies are found to be approaching him and offering very handsome money in return. Moreover, he is one of the key players who are loved to be watched in India Premier League (IPL). Therefore, every team tries to prefer him to be on their side.

9. Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Australian captain, Michael Clarke, is also one of the richest cricketers of the world. He is currently earning almost 5 million US dollars. He plays the domestic leagues of Australia and also offers his services in various advertisements which earn him great wealth. He is 9th wealthiest cricketer in the world.

8. Brett Lee

Brett Lee

Although he has retired from the international cricket, yet he plays the first class cricket and is known for his speed. His consistent performances have attracted the investors towards him and he also works with different advertising agencies. Currently he is earning almost 3 million US dollars which place him at number 9 position on the list of top 10 richest cricketers in 2013.

7. Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen is one of the most stylish sports man in the entire world. He has a very large fan following and his great talents and skills also place him among the great contemporary players. He is currently earning more than 3 million US dollars. He is 7th most wealthy cricketer in the world in 2013.

6. Saurav Ganguly

Saurav Ganguly

Saurav Ganguly is former captain Indian cricket team and Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League (IPL). He is one of the most popular celebrities of India which help him find way in various advertisements that are great sources for him to earn money. Moreover, he is one of the leading commentators of present era which also help him earn a lot of money. Currently, he is earning 3.5 million US dollars.

5. Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting

One of the most stylish players of all times and former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting, is known for his great leadership skills and consistent performance. He is one of the top 10 richest cricketers in 2013 as he is earning 3.5 million US dollars.

4. Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff

Commonly known as Fredie, Flintoff is one of the most popular players of the world. With his current earnings of 4 million US dollars, he is regarded as a very rich cricketer who not only performs well but also attracts many advertising agencies as well.

3. Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn

Steyn is undoubtedly the greatest fast bowler of recent times. Through his mind blowing performances in recent matches, Steyn has attracted big investors and advertisers who pay him huge sum of money for working in those adds and for playing in their clubs. His current net earnings are just above 4 million US dollars.

2. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Little master, Sachin Tendulkar, is undoubtedly the most famous personality of India. Many advertising agencies run after him to have his presence in their ads. Moreover, in Indian Premier League, he is sold for millions of dollars. Currently, his net earnings are almost 8 million US dollars.

1. Mahindra Singh Dhoni

Mahindra Singh Dhoni

Dhoni is the skipper of Indian national team. He also leads the Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League. He has proven his great skills and leadership qualities in all formats of the game which unquestionably place him at the top of demanding list of investors. Right now he is earning more than 8 million US dollars which help him to be at top on the list of top 10 richest cricketers in 2013.

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